2000 light years from home... 01 01 01

A communique from the outer-zone: Digital dust, bianary fragments ...

touch down and the atmosphere is foriegn. Adjusting the third eye...Regrouping, reclaiming, re-naming the perspective; Ancient to future, focusing the semantics. It's the science of meaning, defining your existence. Building life as if it mattered: a pre-text to the creation of evolution/ the evolution of creation.

the conciousness streams: Picasso hacks my mainframe.This is mutant synthesis, a freestyle universe...

abstract expression. An experiment in thought, sound, language, design, typography, digital media & communication.

Laura Estrada - 'with out you'/ REMIX

Laura Estrada - 'with out you' (deceiver dub) - dub_13


from Colombia to España ... some work for my sister Lau in Spain. A complete revision of her track 'with out you'. Dropping the dub version first and hope to complete the other mixes soon.

 for more info on Laura ...  Laura Estrada Music

Pulenta inna' I-Tal stylee (roots dub)

Pulenta 'golpe al mundo' (I-Tal reduction)


Pulenta was kind enough to let me have my way with their track so now here is a return to classic form in the manner of a roots version. Only the original tracks were dubbed.


Pulenta 'golpe al mundo' (Ital reduction) - dub_13

Pulenta 'golpe al mundo' (I-Tal instrumental) - dub_13

Pulenta - 'golpe al mundo' REMIX/ REMEZCLA


Pulenta Vs. Dub 13 ... PURO COLOMBIANO ! La Remzclas 


PULENTA se forma como un proyecto de estudio, después de un laboratorio de 4 músicos entre los meses de Junio, Julio y Agosto del 2009, en los cuales se ensamblaban y presentaban proyectos electrónicos fusión bajo formas del jazz, rescatando improvisación dentro de armonías prestablecidas cada jueves en una discoteca reconocida de la ciudad de Bogotá, durante estas fechas estuvo el ensamble de tango electrónico, en donde esa misma noche comenzaron propuestas de organizadores, lo cual hizo continuar en el estudio Mono Estudios, la experimentación alrededor de el sonido “world music” con sonoridad de instrumentos como el bandoneón y la estructura musical a la que esta ligada “Tango”, e instrumentos y elementos de otros géneros urbanos: “Jazz, Tango, Hip Hop…” , debido a las influencias de los músicos que intervienen el proyecto.

PULENTA es un sonido elegantemente pensado, que hace homenaje y agradece la sabiduría musical latinoamericana, el cual pretende desligarse de clasificaciones y aun así rescata la instrumentación y formas típicas de cada genero, como lo es la trompeta, el trombón, el Bandoneón, los Riffs de guitarra, Grooves de bajo y los fills de batería, todo esto sobre bases rítmicas producidas por secuenciadores de beats, samplers y sintetizadores, acompañado de líricas creadas por un MC y coros cargados de R&B y Soul.

Al día de hoy PULENTA trabaja sobre composiciones sobre ritmos afrocolombianos como la champeta y la cumbia. El hip hop, el jazz, el funk, el soul, y el tango, proyectados hacia el sonido para la fiesta y el disfrute de sus oyentes.

for further info and to contact Pulenta:
... Hecho en Colombia por la Raza !!!


dub_13 m.i.a:  communique from the outer-zone ... 
me llamo el cangrejo ...

the seemingly obtuse disappearance of dub_13 ... incommunicado. Orbiting. The dark side of the moon where as the ability to transmit or receive is rendered invalid ... the opening few bars of Led Zeppelin's - ´In The Evening´ seem to waft in the atmosphere .. ´ground control to Major Tom ..´ and few smatterings of ... ´till touch down brings me down´. 

Git tha´ picture ?

life is a continual respiration, the rythmns are forever inhaling and exhaling. The tides ebb and flow as the moon runs it´s cycle .. rotations, revolutions.

revolve-lutions = evolution. phases. cycles. Mandala.

"So there is a cycle of the life of the world, and the cycle of the creation of man and his destruction, the cycles of the reign of races and nations, and cycles of time, such as a year, a month, a week, day, and hour.

The nature of each of these cycles has three aspects, the beginning, the culmination and the end, which are named Uruj, Kermal and Zeval; like, for example, new moon, full moon, and waning moon; sunrise, zenith and sunset. These cycles, sub-cycles and under-cycles, and the three aspects of their nature, are divided and distinguished by the nature and course of light. As the light of the sun and moon and of the planets plays the most important part in the life of the world, individually and collectively, so the light of the Spirit of Guidance also divides time into cycles." 
                    -The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan

the seeker seeks and the vessel pauses. The quest for further is a heavy passage and taking portage amongst the silence of absolute nothing is often required to save the soul and fortify the vision. And the patience to simply wait for the answers is the cipher of survival.

preparations for a quantum shift in paradigms. The pod that was the studio ´the vibe den´ is docking with a fully functioning mothership to be called ´la chiva galaxtika´ .

fully equipt for explorations into deeper. The hacking and re-writing, re-working of the inner code, the inner architecture. A serious overhaul and updating of gear: six years is a long time to go between updating one's kit.

The circuitry needed reconfiguring ... missions into the planetary alchemy have proved fruitful. But still lacking .. missing something. Obviously I am contented with the work so far. But it´s just not there ! It´s all so yesterday ... footprints of where it´s been. And the vision and pursuit of yet to be is the reason to wake and reach. 

“Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?”          
- Robert Browning


So the sparks start to flicker and the vessel begins to make it's way back into view. The frequencies tune in and the vibrations begin to hum and buzz. Analogue fuzes with digital and the tones color into hues. Plugin' in and the glow is on the horizon. There's fire in the wire.  ... stay tuned. Soon come.

- dub_13/  The outer-zone via Barranquilla, Colombia S.A. 2011 


sonidos y colores

a big graxias to Russell over at Sounds and Colors for the inclusion of the dub_13 re-versioning of the Tremor track 'Viajante' on their new sounds of Latin America #1 compilation. A great collection including a personal favorite El Hijo de la Cumbia.

"Sounds and Colours
began in order to promote South American music and culture. We felt that Latin American culture was often shown through a narrow lens, missing much of the diversity that makes it such a rich culture. We aim to generate awareness in that culture by fostering relationships with artists and organizations, and by detailing it through our magazine."

I couldn't agree more ! Unlike alot of blogs/zines, etc. Sounds and Colors is always updating and staying alive with new content. The current feature is on Buenos Aires (the Paris of South America) which also happens to be the home of Tremor. So expand your knowledge on an amazingly vibrant cultural scene; past, present and future. Not only an excellent source for mixtapes and compilations the site also has info on film, food and drink, Brasil's current financial state, the Tigre Delta; A wealth of information to blow the minds that have been brainwashed by western media to associate south America with cocaine, kidnappings, big culos and futbol. So they are truly putting the music into context as well as feeding yer head ... as the door mouse said.

Remember: Columbus was the one who was lost !

here's a video that features the original version of 'Viajante' and a link for more info on some truly forward thinking people of any culture; Tremor.

the dub_13 re-version
Tremor - 'Viajante'(la luna voltaje revision) - dub_13 remix